RCS leaders await state budget before finalizing 2016-17 school district budget

State lawmakers are in the final stages of adopting a 2016-17 state budget with Friday, April 1 as the deadline if they want to continue their five-year record of having an on-time budget. Once the state budget is finalized, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk officials will receive firm state aid revenue projections, and can then make decisions before finalizing …

44 RCS Musicians Selected to GCMEA Spring All-County Music Festival

Forty-four middle and high school music students from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk were selected to participate in the Greene County Music Educators Association Spring All-County Music Festival. The festival concert is being held at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 1 at Hunter-Tannersville High School. Students rehearse on Wednesday and return to the festival on Friday for final rehearsals …

Not your average study hall; Students learn how to code

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk seventh and eighth-grade students could be using their sixth-period study hall to complete homework or take a mental break. Instead, this group of about 12 students are in Jared Bevington’s technology classroom with their eyes glued to iPads. While it may look like they are using the tablets to play video games, they are …

A.W. Becker students fight childhood cancer one math problem at a time

The kickoff for the 2016 A.W. Becker Math-a-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital happens March 30. Participating students pledge donations and solve math problems in a Math-A-Thon Fun Book developed by Scholastic Inc. The Fun Books contain engaging activities that support national math standards that allow students to build and practice essential math skills …

Albany Times Union blogger features RCS student posts

While studying the art of blogging, Tera Stumbaugh’s journalism students had a unique opportunity to be published as guest bloggers for Albany Times Union writer Krisiti Barlette’s blog. Barlette spoke to the class March 14 offering insight into her career in journalism and success in blogging. She also spoke about the mistakes she made early …

Hands-on math lesson speaks volumes

Pieter B. Coeymans teachers turned up the volume for their fifth-graders with hands-on lessons that brought together math, science and engineering. Students used snap cubes – colorful blocks that snap together – to create three-dimensional objects or prisms. They then had to find the volume of their structures. “It began to bring the concept of …

RCS senior named Colonial Council’s top scholar-athlete

With a 97.12 grade-point average while enrolled in all honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and University in the High School (UHS) courses, Nicole Miller is model student in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk senior class. Her hard work continued on to the basketball court, which earned her the honor of top scholar-athlete for the Colonial Council. Miller is the …

A.W. Becker student takes center court at MAAC tournament

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk fifth-grader Kayla Stanton was a star at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) basketball tournament March 7, where she was named the elementary school winner of the 2016 MAAC Gives Back Essay Contest. Stanton received a certificate from MAAC commissioner Rich Ensor at center court of the Times Union Center tournament. She was also …

Congressman Paul Tonko talks government with RCS seniors

For students in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School AP government class, reading about current events is one thing; hearing firsthand about policy-making decisions from a sitting U.S. congressman is quite another. On March 7, Congressman Paul Tonko kicked it up a notch for about 20 students enrolled in the AP course by visiting their classroom and …

Students lace up for the fifth annual RCS Wellness Walk

A month-long marathon of wellness at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk began March 17. The event is an effort led by the RCS Wellness committee to promote health and wellness in the community. “A traditional marathon is 26.2 miles long,” said Food Services Director, Doug Porter. “We have broken down those miles to make it easy for students, faculty, …

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